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Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...e5

Englund Gambit
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Englund GambitEdit

1...e5Edit

This move is rarely played as it is considered unsound. Black's idea is to create an open game with practical chances.

White has a number of choices.

  • 2. dxe5 Accepting the Gambit.
  • 2. e4 Transposes into the Center Game.
  • 2. d5 Declining the Gambit
  • 2. Nf3 Dominating both squares occupied by the pawns.
  • 2. c3 Defending the d4 pawn

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.d4 e5

2 3 4 5 6
1 dxe5
Nc6
Nf3
Qe7
Bf4
Qb4+
Bd2
Qxb2
Nc3

+/=
2 ...
d6
exd6
Bxd6
Nf3
Nf6
Bg5
h6
Bh4

+/=
3 e4

Transposes to 1. e4 e5 2. d4
4 d5
Bc5
=
5 c4

Transposes to 1. c4 e5 2. d4

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999.John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Modern Chess Openings: MCO-14. 1999. Nick de Firmian, Walter Korn. ISBN 0-8129-3084-3.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.